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local museum: clifford still

The new Clifford Still Museum in Denver Colorado injects a huge dose of much needed modern art to Denver, Colorado.

The newly constructed institution devoted to the life and work of one of the 20th century’s most influential painters. The site for the museum resides in the Civic Center of Denver, Colorado. Still's widow struck a deal with Denver, which agreed to build a museum dedicated to his estate. When she died in 2005, soon after a  director had been named, the city learned that it had inherited her estate too.

The founder of Abstract Expressionism, along with Rothko and Pollack, Still's American Scene paintings, rarely exhibited are now the entry point into the exhibit.

Still, pretty much withdrew from active participation in the art world in 1951, seven years after he lit the fuse for nothing less than the Abstract Expressionist movement. His six-decade career began about 1920, when he was a teenager teaching himself to draw, and ended with infirmity around 1977, three years before his death at 75. The galleries at the Still Museum, with more than 825 paintings and 1,575 works on paper from which to choose, can present a complete span of his art.


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